Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96.

At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passes away. 

London's CNN — Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned the United Kingdom for seven decades,  

Queen Elizabeth II, reigned the United Kingdom for seven decades, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. 

Following the passing of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952. 

She watched the decline of the British empire, endured domestic scandal and international turmoil,  

fundamentally modernized the monarchy. Doctors claimed they had grown concerned about her condition on Thursday, 

Elizabeth ruled over 14 additional Commonwealth nations in addition to the United Kingdom. 

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